Saturday, August 09, 2008

Game 116: Minnesota @ Kansas City

Game Date: August 8, 2008
Twins 4, Royals 1 / Box Score
WP: Slowey (8-8), LP: Davies (5-3), SV: Nathan (31)
Royal Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 53-63

Just when you start to get comfortable with the Royals winning, they go on a losing streak.

Kyle Davies was about as bad as I've ever seen him. He walked five guys and gave up three runs on 69 pitches before being yanked from the game after just 2.1 innings. Our bullpen was well rested after the day off, but Joel Peralta went longer than normal (3.1 innings--no runs, one hit). Horacio Ramirez and Ramon Ramirez finished the final 3.1 innings, giving up a run.

Kevin Slowey wasn't dominant, but he was good. The Royals had little trouble getting on base against him, but they only found a way to score once. The Royals even got something going against Joe Nathan in the ninth when they loaded the bases against him and brought the winning run to the plate, in the form of David DeJesus, with two outs. But Nathan got DeJesus to bounce out and the game was over.

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